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Gatti in India

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,700 Tulu Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Gatti in India

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Introduction / History
The Gatti of India are a small caste of farmers living mainly near Kumbla and Someswara in South Canara. They are also called Poladava and Holadava, meaning "men of the field." They follow the law of inheritance in the female line and have exogamous septs. This means that the group is divided into one or more segments and marriage only takes place between the segments, never within them. On the day of the final death ceremony they build car-like structures if the deceased was an important local person.

The Gattis and Bants dine with each other but do not intermarry. The leader of the Gattis is called Gunkara. The god of the Someswara temple is the caste deity and every family pays a yearly fee of four annas (a currency unit formerly used in India, equal to 1/16 rupee) or else they are excommunicated.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Gatti leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Salvation too.
Pray that gospel materials will bring the Gatti to Jesus Christ.

Thurston, Edgar and Rangachari, K., Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 2, Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, 2001

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,700
Largest States:
Karnataka (6,900)Kerala (700)
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gatti
People Name General: Gatti
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 112060
Joshua Project People ID: 16797
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 7,700
Population all Countries: 7,700
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gatti
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tulu (5,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tcy    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kannada (1,100)Konkani (70)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1842-1912
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tulu
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Tulu
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Gatti in India

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    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Gatti India    
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